“Heritage Dammed” Updated. Part II. CSOs’ Intervention at the Committee Session

Intervention on item 7 at the 44th Session of the World Heritage Committee:  On Rivers and Increasing Dam Damage. By Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition, International Rivers, World Heritage Watch, SOSORINOCO, Yayasan HAkA, Citizen Initiative Ohrid SOS, Wilderness Society – Tasmania. Thank you for allowing us to speak, Mr. Chairman! …

The Rivers without Boundaries Thanks the World Heritage Committee for its Wise Decision on the Lake Baikal

On July 23 the 44th Session of the World Heritage Committee, held at Fuzhou in China, unanimously approved (without discussion) a new Decision on the Lake Baikal – the most troubled property of the Russian Federation. As an observer at the Session, Eugene Simonov, Coordinator of the Rivers without Boundaries …

IRENA’s Call for Renewable Colonialism: Ignorance or Intended Policy?

A new joint study between the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), provides their perspectives on the interconnection potential in Northeast Asia and “insights for policy makers and key stakeholders”. The dream of “Asian Supergrid” has continuously inspired not only  visionaries from Russia, Japan, …

Stop Destruction of Life on Earth: CSOs urge banks to adopt “No Go” policy for biodiversity rich areas

Banks called upon to take action to protect biodiversity ahead of UN Biodiversity Conference in Kunming Today, 24 organisations and civil society alliances based in 16 countries sent an open letter to 55 private sector banks globally, calling on them to take concrete action to help protect biodiversity and safeguard …